TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Fatal Crash on US 421 in Clay County
Date of News Release: 05/05/2007
(LONDON, KY) - On Saturday, May 5, 2007, approximately 7:15 AM the Kentucky State Police responded to a single vehicle traffic crash on US 421, 2 miles north of Manchester, in Clay County. Upon arrival Trooper Charles Johnson discovered Unit one a 1986 GMC Van, driven by Deborah K. Reese, 34, of Booneville, KY was northbound on US 421 when it left the rain soaked roadway and struck a tree. Ms. Reese, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was ejected and received fatal injuries. There were no passengers in the vehicle and alcohol involvement is not suspected. Ms. Reese was pronounced dead at the scene by Clay County Coroner Jim Trosper. Trooper Johnson is in charge of the investigation.